AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  William Guy, iRobert Davis, iHelen Vandepeer, iOwen Thomas, iRichard Hardie, iLois Santalo, iWynn Schiller, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

pat medlin

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· Messages
· 134 Titles
· 1,399 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jun, 2007

pat medlin, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Shenandoah Watercolors
by Beth Trissel

Written in a month by month journal style, Shenandoah Watercolors follows a year in my life on our farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Tour du monde de la poésie gay
by Albert Russo

gay poetry from around the world in French..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Again I Ask For More...
  2.  The Beauty Of Spring
  3.  What Will Be
  4.  The Freight Train
  5.  abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  6.  I Wish I Knew
  7.  This Woman
  8.  Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  9.  Reciting Those Words
  10.  Absurd Valley
  11.  The Dancer
  12.  What is Left
  13.  Standing Tall
  14.  The Dream Me
  15.  Word’s Amative Verse, of Baccara’s Black R
  16.  an aging man still searching...
  17.  Women Are Women
  18.  Dew Drop Clause
  19.  Just Once
  20.  broken dreams





Beauty In The Barnacles
by pat medlin

Sunday, March 03, 2013
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by pat medlin
•  Come Fly With Me
•  No Tears Worthy
•  Silver Shards Of Then
•  Oodles And Boodles Of Books
•  Ashes Of Seduction
           >> View all 131

Too long restrained

her long sleek body

adorned of polished teak

and glistening metal

creaks and groans

straining taunt against

lines tethering her freedom...

freedom to challenge

once more

the unyielding unforgiving power

and majesty of the sea...

freedom to unfurl in glory

her billowing sails

in the face of ever fickle winds.


While I, the conflicted

reluctant mate

gaze in mute wonder

at the aged blackend

poles of the wharf...

reveling in the safety and beauty

of the craggy barnacles

securely harbored thereon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Isabella Koldras 3/25/2013

"Beauty in the eye of beholder".
Wonderful poem to demonstrate and appreciate the freedom
of having your own sailboat and be able to sample the real life,
on board adventure and power of the nature at the open sea.
Thank you, Pat, for changing my perception of beauty
in the barnacles,....they are definitely more than coarse
living structure, glued to the polished body of boat.
With warm regards Isabella.

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/13/2013
Excellent depiction in these lines...I can almost taste the saltiness of the sea in this
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 3/11/2013
Marvelous juxtaposition of stillness and motion. I like Ronald Hull's comment very much, because he takes this beyond literal, and this feels very much beyond literal. Beautiful writing, Pat. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/9/2013
You love boats and savor your poetry of them

as this gem of a scribe describes.....Peace and love be with you



William
Reviewed by Dark Knight 3/7/2013
I love the sea and ships that sail the ocean blue and this poem is a beauty from one as gifted as you
Reviewed by John Domino 3/6/2013
I feel the wind and the saltof the sea. Oh how I long to be with thee. Nice poetry!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/5/2013
I sense an allegory about the daughter or son leaving home. But then it could really be a magnificent sailboat that you have admired, only to leave and leave only the barnacles behind.

Ron
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/5/2013
~Pat~
Sea and harbor one with beauty to seek.
Splendid writing harbored theron from your pen.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by D. Vegas 3/4/2013
Pat, Very descriptive words of your sailboat and I believe one of your best poems.

Always,

Deborah
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 3/4/2013
So much in sync with life!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 3/4/2013
what a scene of the entire port of berth
budd
Reviewed by Karen Springer 3/4/2013
Love this! Shows perspective and how people can see beauty in different things that others may not. Lovely. (I am back after a long hiatus - good to see you on here.)
Reviewed by Janna Hill 3/3/2013
A lovely image you have created for the dreaded detested barnacle.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/3/2013
When we were younger, my friends and I used to use scuba tanks to go under boats and clean the barnacles off...made ten bucks a boat...not bad for 12 & 13 year olds in the mid 60's...thanks for a memory...e
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 3/3/2013
I long played along the shores of Maine down to Rhode Island and marveled at barnacles and their beauty. Some do not see this nor the designs left by them. I'm glad you do.

Love ya!

Jane

Reviewed by D Johnson 3/3/2013
Nice job, Pat, I could feel the water splashing up on the dock and the wind gently rolling...You paint a vivid picture in words.
Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/3/2013
Quite a scene you have portrayed here, Pat. I worked many years offshore and you painted that dock scene/wharf perfectly. Nice write . . .



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.